‘The beauty of Lord Rama lies in his character’ – Danish Kaneria delighted after Ayodhya Ram temple’s foundation
Kaneria is someone, who expresses his religious beliefs without hesitation
Updated - Aug 6, 2020 12:22 pm
Danish Kaneria, the former Pakistan leg-spin bowler, was over the moon after Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation of the Ram temple in Ayodhya. Back in 1992, the Hindu mobs destroyed a medieval mosque, claiming that it was built on the ruins of a temple for Lord Ram. Thereafter, Hindus and Muslims engaged in altercations over decades.
The foundation also put to end the ever-lasting battle. The inauguration has taken place when the entire India is fighting through the coronavirus pandemic. India is currently third in the list of COVID-19 affected cases behind Brazil and the United States of America (USA). Due to the current scenario, the venue was cordoned off and only invitees were allowed.
Mr Modi started the foundation saying, “Jai Siya Ram”, instead of the slogan, “Jai Shri Ram”. The people also climbed on their rooftops to witness the historic moment taking place. The roads were decorated with flowers and shops were painted yellow and saffron. Yogi Adityanath, the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister, and other BJP leaders, also attended the ceremony.
As far as Kaneria is concerned, he was delighted after the development. Kaneria, who expresses his religious beliefs without hesitation, took to Twitter and wrote, “The beauty of Lord Rama lies in his character, not in his name. He is a symbol of the victory of right over the evil. There is wave of happiness across the world today. It is a moment of great satisfaction. #JaiShriRam.”
Here’s Danish Kaneria’s tweet
The beauty of Lord Rama lies in his character, not in his name. He is a symbol of the victory of right over the evil. There is wave of happiness across the world today. It is a moment of great satisfaction. #JaiShriRam pic.twitter.com/wUahN0SjOk
— Danish Kaneria (@DanishKaneria61) August 5, 2020
Kaneria’s career in brief
Kaneria was one of Pakistan’s star bowlers during his playing days. Though he didn’t play a whole lot of ODIs, he was a stalwart for the national team in Test cricket. In 61 games in the longer format, the 39-year-old churned out 261 wickets from 61 matches with 15 five-wicket hauls and two 10-fors.
However, in 2012, his career turned upside down. He was involved in a spot-fixing scandal and six years later, he admitted to it. The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) had handed him a lifetime ban. Kaneria last played for Pakistan back in 2010 against England at the Trent Bridge in Nottingham.